A series of gunboat attacks by U.S. forces on a group of suspected Al Qaeda members may have included the head of East African operations for the terrorist organization, FOX News has learned.
Abu Talha al-Sudani, the leader of Al Qaeda in East Africa, may have been among a group of around 10 Al Qaeda members — believed to include a member of the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List and another wanted for questioning — targeted by gunship attacks early Tuesday.
One of the terror suspects is wanted for the murder of U.S. nationals abroad: Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, for the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
Another, Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, is a Kenyan wanted for questioning by the FBI in connection to the 2002 attacks against an airliner and hotel in Mombasa, Kenya.
Mohammed, a Comorian national with nearly 20 aliases, is one of the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists, with a $5 million bounty on his head. He was indicted for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, which killed 225 people.
The FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list currently contains 26 names, including Usama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Among the wanted terrorists are:
• Anas al-Liby, wanted as an alleged accomplice in the 1998 Embassy bombings.
• Khadafi Abubakar Janjalani, a Filipino national and member of Abu Sayyaf, wanted in connection with the 2001 kidnapping of Christian missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham.
• Ali Atwa, a Lebanese national wanted in connection with the 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847.
• Abdul Rahman Yasin, an American indicted for his participation in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
FOXNews.com's Sara Bonisteel and FOX News' Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.